Looking Back Photograph
June 15, 2022
Walter Spotte was kind enough to share his photo of the Staunton High School basketball team from 1939-40. He even included a little history. Before Varsity and Junior Varsity, we had first team and second team.
In the 1939-40 season, the first team compiled a 20-9 record and the second team finished with a 17-5 record. The team won two tournament trophies that year – consolation (3rd place) at Edwardsville and 3rd at Litchfield.
Team members are: (front, L to R) Billy Stiegemeier, Arthur Caldieraro, Fred Brenzel, Crawford Allen, Edward Reoner, Walter Sitko, Capt. Victor Dal Pozzo, Capt.-Elect Robert Spagnola; (back) Billy Edwards, Elmer Dal Pozzo, Walter Spotte, Chester Eller, Arthur Sattoriva, Guido Basso, Arthur Jarman, Coach Corbett Dietiker
The Cheerleaders that year included LaMoine Hasse, Shirley Goff, Marian Menk, Elenora Polka, Bernice Hefer, Marilyn Jones, Josephine Stiegemeier, Jeannette Jordan, Cleone Sweet, Betty Huddleston, Violet Pleterski and Mildred Krocker. Cheeleader captain was Ray Stewart.